|Publication number||US5388691 A|
|Application number||US 08/139,567|
|Publication date||Feb 14, 1995|
|Filing date||Oct 21, 1993|
|Priority date||Oct 21, 1993|
|Publication number||08139567, 139567, US 5388691 A, US 5388691A, US-A-5388691, US5388691 A, US5388691A|
|Inventors||Nona J. White|
|Original Assignee||White; Nona J.|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Patent Citations (27), Non-Patent Citations (4), Referenced by (146), Classifications (15), Legal Events (7)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
The invention relates to a case with sliding panel-cover for protecting control-buttons and switches on a remote control transmitter from being activated, and in particular protecting against accidental activation of the control button on a car alarm's remote control transmitter.
Protective cases for remote control transmitters are well known to made from flexible material such as leather and vinyl. Remote control transmitters are well known for having buttons and/or switches that control car alarms, personal alarms, garage door openers, automobile trunk releases and various household electronics such as a television.
As an example, U.S. Pat. No. 4,951,817 shows a receptacle case 18 FIG. 1 formed out of protective material, such as leather, vinyl, or cloth which is used for protecting electronic beeper buttons.
Protective covers have also been used for other hand-held devices such as calculators. As an example, U.S. Pat. No. 4,165,554 discloses an assembly comprising a calculator with buttons on one side a sliding cover which can be attached either to the front or the back. However, there is no separate container for this cover and the cover itself is not clear. Further, there are no modifications for using this cover with a remote control transmitter.
No protective case with a clear slidable cover-panel is known which is especially directed toward protecting the control-button or switch era remote control transmitter from being activated accidentally. Accidental activation of a control button and/or switch can take place when the remote transmitter is inserted within a handbag or pocket, held tightly in ones hand or dropped.
It is accordingly an object of the instant invention to provide a protective case with slidable cover which prevents the accidental activation of a remote control transmitter.
The basic idea of the protective case is to prevent the accidental activation of control-buttons or switches on remote transmitters.
According to the invention there is provided a protective case comprising a container formed by plastic or metal, and a clear slidable plastic cover-panel that is slidable by one's thumb. The cover-panel is slidable on the container by sliding within tapered grooves formed in the container. The grooves are tapered such that the cover-panel can stay in a closed position on the container.
According to a further feature, the cover-panel also includes a catch means for preventing the cover-panel from sliding off the container in a forward direction.
According to a further feature, the container also includes an indentation-notch on one side wall for allowing the catch means to pass through when sliding the cover-panel in a backward direction completely off the container.
According to a further feature, there is also provided a second opening in the container for connecting a key chain ring therethrough.
According to a further feature, the container can be configured to fit the remote transmitter and/or can include optional foam type rubber inserts liar filling space between the container and the transmitter to create a snug fit between the container and the transmitter.
A preferred embodiment of using the invention is for preventing the accidental disarming of an automobile alarm after the alarm has been activated. The protective case would have further beneficial application for protecting remote transmitters which control personal alarms, garage door openers, gate openers, automobile trunk releases and various household electronics such as a television.
Further objects and advantages of this invention will be apparent from the following detailed description of a presently preferred embodiment which is illustrated schematically in the accompanying drawings.
FIG. 1 is a perspective view of the invention showing the container and the slidable cover-panel in a closed position with a remote transmitter within the container.
FIG. 2 is a view of the rear side of cover-panel of FIG. 1.
FIG. 3 is a perspective view of the protective container of FIG. 1.
FIG. 4 is a fragmentary view along arrow K of the interior of the protective container shown in FIG. 3.
FIG. 5 is a side view along arrow R of the container in FIG. 3 with the cover-panel in position to be slid thereon.
FIG. 6 is a perspective view of the invention showing the slidable cover-panel on the container in an open position with a remote transmitter within the container.
Before explaining the disclosed embodiment of file present invention in detail it is to be understood that the invention is not limited in its application to the details of the particular arrangement shown since the invention is capable of other embodiments. Also, the terminology used herein is for the purpose of description and not of limitation.
An embodiment of the invention and method for operation is illustrated in FIGS. 1 through 6. FIG. 1 is a perspective view of the invention showing the container 20 and the slidable cover-panel 10 in a closed position with a remote transmitter 40 within the container, and key chain ring 36 extending from container 20. The remote control transmitter 40 can include control-button(s) and/or switches 42, 44 for activating personal and auto alarms, opening and closing garage doors and gates, a release for an automobile trunk, controlling household electronics such as a television, and the like.
FIG. 2 is a view of the rear side of cover-panel 10 of FIG. 1, with a catch 16 extending from the rear side. Cover-panel 10 is romped frown a plastic material or the like and is to be clear therethrough. The clear plastic cover-panel lets one see through to the remote transmitter and would be strong enough to prevent the control-buttons or switches from being accidentally activated. Thinner side edges 12, 14 are formed on cover-panel 10.
FIG. 3 is a perspective view of the protective container 20 of FIG. 1 to be formed of textured plastic material, metal or the like. Curved or bevelled edges 22, 23 make the container attractive, comfortable to handle and less likely to show through or puncture clothing. Grooves 30-33 are shown on opposite sides of the longitudinal inner walls of the container 20. The grooves taper near one end 31, 33. Container 20 has a first opening 24 for receiving a remote transmitter, second opening 28 for allowing key chain ring 36 to pass therethrough, and an indentured notch 26.
FIG. 4 is a fragmentary view along; arrow K of the interior of the protective container shown in FIG. 3 showing grooves 30 and 32. FIG. 5 is a side view along arrow R of the container 20 in FIG. 3 with the cover-panel 10 in position to be slid thereon. FIG. 6 is a perspective view of the invention showing slidable cover-panel 10 on container 20 in an open position with a remote transmitter 40 within the container 20.
A preferred embodiment for using the protective case to activate an automobile alarm will now be discussed. During assembly, the remote transmitter 40, for activating a car alarm, is placed in first opening 24 of container 20 depicted in FIG. 3. The key chain 36 on the transmitter 40 is positioned to pass through second opening 28, and the control button(s) 42, 44 face upward as depicted in FIG. 5. If necessary, the transmitter 40 is packed with foam inserts 38 shown in FIG. 4 within the container 20 for a snug fit. Next cover-panel 10 is slid by side edges 12, 14 through grooves 31,33 with the catch means 16 facing downward as depicted in FIG. 5. Cover-panel 10 is oriented so that catch means 16 passes through indentation notch 26. In the closed position, cover-panel 10 completely covers first opening 24 as depicted in FIG. 1.
The protective case is operated by using the thumb of one hand to push and slide cover-panel 10 forward enough in the direction of arrow M to expose the control-buttons or switches 42, 44 as depicted in FIG. 6. The cover-panel 10 is prevented from sliding off the container 20 in this direction by the catch means 16. After the button(s) 42, 44 is(are) activated, the cover-panel 10 is slid back into a closed position with the same thumb again forming the arrangement depicted in FIG. 1. Closing the cover-panel prevents an accidental push which would have the effect of disarming the alarm. The tapered groove areas 31, 33 are there to better hold the cover-panel 10 in place when the cover-panel 10 is in a closed position. However, with some extra effort the cover-panel 1() can slide off the container 20 and pass catch means 16 through indentured notch 26 by merely reversing the steps for assembling the protective case.
The case enables one on leaving and approaching their car to use their free hand for carrying items and still safely arm or disarm the alarm with the other hand.
The invention by its design provides several beneficial features. First, it is non-flexible and completely covers and protects the control-buttons or switches on the remote transmitter from being accidentally activated. Two, the protective case has a sliding cover with a catch on its lower side which prevents the cover-panel from being pushed too far forward to come off the container in one direction. Three, the container has grooves on two sides that are tapered at the rear ends to hold the cover-panel in place when the cover-panel is in the closed position. Fourth, the tapered grooves permit the cover-panel to slide off the container in the backward direction with extra effort by allowing the catch to pass through the indentation notch when the cover-panel is moved backward. Fifth, the clear cover-panel allows the user to see the positions of the control-buttons and/or switches.
Although the preferred embodiment describes using a remote transmitter with at least one control button for activating an auto alarm, the protective case would have beneficial application for protecting remote transmitters which control personal alarms, garage door openers, gate openers, automobile trunk releases and household electronics such as a television.
Further, slight differences in the sizes and structures of various makes of remote control transmitters will be accommodated through adjustments made to the protective case such as changing the size and shape of the first and second openings or in using foam inserts as discussed previously
Based on the above disclosure, various modifications and alternative embodiments will be apparent. Accordingly, the invention is only to be limited by the claims which follow this disclosure.
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|U.S. Classification||206/305, 220/242, 206/38, 220/351, 206/37, 220/345.4, 70/456.00R, 340/12.55|
|International Classification||H01H9/02, A45C11/00|
|Cooperative Classification||A45C11/00, H01H9/0242, Y10T70/8676|
|European Classification||A45C11/00, H01H9/02C4B|
|May 23, 1995||CC||Certificate of correction|
|Feb 17, 1998||FPAY||Fee payment|
Year of fee payment: 4
|Jul 13, 1998||AS||Assignment|
Owner name: WHITE, NONA J., TRUSTEE UNDER THE NONA J. WHITE RE
Free format text: ASSIGNMENT OF ASSIGNORS INTEREST;ASSIGNOR:WHITE, NONA J.;REEL/FRAME:009297/0744
Effective date: 19980626
|Mar 13, 2002||FPAY||Fee payment|
Year of fee payment: 8
|Aug 30, 2006||REMI||Maintenance fee reminder mailed|
|Feb 14, 2007||LAPS||Lapse for failure to pay maintenance fees|
|Apr 10, 2007||FP||Expired due to failure to pay maintenance fee|
Effective date: 20070214